Tim Conway - Quotes

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I like to work a lot with wood. I make furniture that falls apart. I also sew.

I like to work a lot with wood. I make furniture that falls apart. I also sew.

I've never really taken anything very seriously. I enjoy life because I enjoy making other people enjoy it. ---->>>

I avoid all the language and nudity and violence and everything. I have enough of that at home. ---->>>

If only my folks had beaten me, I could have gotten some material about my miserable childhood. But as it is, I've had a great life. ---->>>

I was dyslexic - was, still am - 'cause I would see words that weren't there. And people just started laughing, and I thought, well, this is a good way to make a living. I'll just go downtown to read and have people laugh, you know? ---->>>

I think there are a lot of things out there that are humorous that people don't realize until you actually show them what is going on. Saran Wrap for one thing. You know, you could pull enough of that out of the box and it will actually kill you. It will get a hold of you, stick to you, and choke you to death. ---->>>

I've known Harvey for over 40 years and I worked with him on the Burnett show for 11 years. I guess you could say we're about as close as you can get to being a comedy team. ---->>>

My career is pretty much over. I'm out in the Valley eating soft-boiled eggs. ---->>>

Don Knotts was a really big influence, especially on the Steve Allen show. I mean, look at the guy, his entire life is in his face.

Don Knotts was a really big influence, especially on the Steve Allen show. I mean, look at the guy, his entire life is in his face.

I have a lot of awards in my house that I have absolutely no idea what they are for. ---->>>

A lot of people like to live on laurels that happened 20 or 30 years ago, but it's nice to get awards. It's nice to be labeled and things like that, but I'm not sure everybody qualifies. ---->>>

At first I wanted to be a jockey. I rode horses in Cleveland but I kept falling off and I was afraid of horses. So there wasn't much of a future in it. ---->>>

My parents were very funny - they didn't know it. But they were. They were actually sharing an IQ. ---->>>

When you're small, you either are funny, or you get beat up a lot. ---->>>

As a kid I was short and only weighed 95 pounds. And though I was active in a lot of Sports and got along with most of the guys, I think I used comedy as a defense mechanism. You know making someone laugh is a much better way to solve a problem than by using your fists. ---->>>

I don't watch a lot of TV anymore. A lot of it isn't the kind of thing you can feel comfortable with watching with your kids. And I still feel that way even though, now, my kids are in their 30s. ---->>>

I figure you're only here for a matter of moments. Ever since I was a kid watching movies I've always wanted to make people laugh or have some sort of emotional reaction. ---->>>

The reason 'The Carol Burnett Show' did so well in the ratings is because people were looking for that comfort zone when the whole family sat around and watched television and enjoyed it. ---->>>

We kept a broad audience, and we didn't make fun of people who had necessarily made mistakes in their life and burned them to the ground. We made fun of a commercial or a movie or ourselves. ---->>>

Actually, we've done 75 of these shows and every one of them has sold out. But then we buy all the tickets. ---->>>

When I watch TV, I'm embarrassed by some of what's on. ---->>>

People enjoy sitting back knowing they won't hear a lot of four-letter words. ---->>>

Harvey never had an original idea or thought in his life. I was out wandering around the country doing charity benefits, mainly, when I asked him to come along. ---->>>

I would get ill before going onstage - something about getting in front of people, and if they don't laugh, I'm a bomb. I got over it when somebody laughed. ---->>>

If I wouldn't offend my religion or God, why would I want to offend an audience because in effect those people are being watched over by the same person. ---->>>

Nowadays they have 12 directors and 15 producers and 30 writers. And all the writers want their lines said a certain way-which isn't necessarily funny. I mean the lines aren't necessarily so funny to begin with. ---->>>

You can't TV surf without coming across an Andy of Mayberry episode where you've just got to watch Don as Barney. That's why I put Don in several of my movies. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 12-15, 1933
Birthplace: Willoughby, Ohio, U.S.
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Occupation: Actor

Thomas Daniel "Tim" Conway (born December 15, 1933) is an American actor, writer, director, and comedian. He is known for his role as the inept Ensign Charles Parker in the 1960s World War II-set situation comedy McHale's Navy, for his sketch comedy as a co-star on the 1970s variety program The Carol Burnett Show, for starring as the title character in the Dorf series of comedy films, and for cartoon voice work as the voice of Barnacle Boy from the animated series SpongeBob SquarePants (wikipedia)